Zerode Taniwha Mixed Wheel Custom 5

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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Zerode Taniwha Pinion C1.12 gearbox
Rear Shock Cane Creek DB Air CS
Fork RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Dual Position Air 29"
Headset Cane Creek
Handlebar Syntace Vector Carbon High 20, 12* sweep
Stem Syntace Megaforce 2 70mm
Grips Other Syntace Moto 33mm
Brakes Magura MT7
Brake Levers Magura MT7
Shifters Other Pinion
Front Derailleur -------
Rear Derailleur -------
Chainguide -------
Cranks Other Pinion 175mm forged
Chainrings / Sprocket Other Zerode 30T
Bottom Bracket -------
Chain Wippermann 808
Cassette / Rear Cog Other Pinion 30T
Pedals Shimano XT Trail
Front Rim Other China carbon 29"
Rear Rim Other China carbon 27.5"
Hubs Project 321
Spokes Sapim
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF WT 29"
Rear Tire Maxxis Aggressor DD 27.5"
Saddle Other SQ Lab 611 15cm
Seatpost 9point8 Fall Line 175mm
Seatpost Clamp Other Zerode
General Info
Model Year 2017
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Additional Info Although I've been a die-hard 29er rider ever since I got on one around 2008, I've been experimenting a lot with 29/27.5 mixed wheel size in recent years. The ride that a mixer gives you is pretty fantastic - very similar rollover capabilities to a 29er in a straight line, but quite a bit easier to throw into tight corners. On this bike, the 29er front wheel paired with the ultra-sensitive derailleur-free rear suspension makes for a bike that practically accelerates through any rock garden. The 160mm 29" Lyrik gives the bike roughly a 63.5* head angle and a pretty tall front end, so I often use the travel adjust and drop the fork down to 130mm on climbs and more mellow terrain. I'll gladly answer any questions in the comments!
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